Brain Scans Of Terrorist Sympathizers Show The Neuroscience Of Extremism

What goes on in the mind of a terrorist? A remarkable new study has carried out brain scans on sympathizers of a terrorist group to find out. Reporting in the journal Royal Society Open Science, an international team of researchers managed to convince a group of young men with extremist views to undergo an fMRI scan and answer questions about their values. The men were found to have lower levels of activity in brain areas related to cognitive control and reasoning when asked about their sacred values – abstract ideals, such as god or nation – and their willingness to fight for their beliefs. In other words, their mindset on these issues was defined by reduced rational thought, as well as a reduced ability …

Eating disorder failures ‘destroying lives’

Research by Beat showed some specialist services had waiting times of more than five months. Chief executive Andrew Radford said: “This research should set alarm bells ringing. “Eating disorders have among the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, yet people’s chances of recovery are being subjected to a lottery, and lives are at risk.” Fears over Instagram eating disorder posts Why my bones are crumbling at 27 Image copyright Justice4Averil Image caption Averil Hart went to the University of East Anglia to study creative writing The committee said the findings of their review two years on showed there had been a lack of progress. But NHS England insisted it has been taking steps. The health service has been investing …

Eating disorder failures ‘destroying lives’

Research by Beat showed some specialist services had waiting times of more than five months. Chief executive Andrew Radford said: “This research should set alarm bells ringing. “Eating disorders have among the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, yet people’s chances of recovery are being subjected to a lottery, and lives are at risk.” Fears over Instagram eating disorder posts Why my bones are crumbling at 27 Image copyright Justice4Averil Image caption Averil Hart went to the University of East Anglia to study creative writing The committee said the findings of their review two years on showed there had been a lack of progress. But NHS England insisted it has been taking steps. The health service has been investing …

Chris And Krystal Got Married In Paradise Betches

ABC is announcing the cast of this season of Bachelor in Paradise today, but a whole new crew of psychos isn’t the only thing we have to look forward to this season. Over the weekend, Paradise alums Chris and Krystal got married in an intimate ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, the same place they met and fell in love. As was to be expected, there were some important members of BachelorNation in attendance, and here’s what we know. Most importantly, the wedding was officiated by Chris Harrison, because of course. Honestly, Chris Harrison should have a full-time side hustle of officiating weddings, because I’m sure there are thousands of people (me included) who would shell out a lot of cash have him at their weddings. Pretty …

Researchers Have Discovered Peculiar Structures In Saturns Rings

Cassini’s mission around Saturn may have ended almost two years ago, but there are still surprises in the data being analyzed. Researchers have now published an analysis from the closest ever observations of Saturn’s glorious rings. The rings, named A to G in order of discovery, are a mutable system. They are also young compared to the planet, formed between 10 and 100 million years ago. In the journal Science, the team reports the presence of intricate structures within the rings that range from clumpy to smooth to straw-like. Some of the patterns are influenced by the shepherd moons that inhabit the rings, but there are also other factors at play. There is evidence of streaks in the F-ring that suggest a group of …

We’re Currently In The Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak Of All Time

A deadly pig virus, sensationally dubbed “pig Ebola,” is spreading uncontrollably across huge swathes of the world in what’s become the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced. Outbreaks of African swine fever have recently taken hold in pig farms across mainland China, Hong Kong, North Korea, Mongolia, and Vietnam. There have also been reports of infected wild boars in parts of Eastern and Central Europe. Up to 200 million pigs are currently infected, according to market analysts Rabobank, while millions more are being culled into an attempt to contain the situation. However, in all likelihood, the problem won’t be resolved for years to come. “This is the biggest animal disease outbreak we’ve ever had on the planet,” …

Shaft review regressive sequel swaps out style for ugly homophobia

Samuel L Jackson returns in the latest take on the 70s detective to unleash a toxic stream of bigotry in a misjudged attack on millennial masculinity How do you update Shaft for the modern era? John Singleton tried in 2000 with a serviceable if unspectacular sequel, a rather asexual and anonymous follow-up to the far more stylish and distinctive original. Almost two decades later and somehow were even further from the right answer. Because it turns out that a 2019 version of Shaft probably shouldnt turn into an unabashed celebration of regressively misogynistic and homophobic masculinity. In Ride Along director Tim Storys wildly misjudged follow-up, were given a Jordan Peterson-level assault on so-called beta millennial males, a strange, angry attack …

The Shortlisted Images For Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2019 Are Incredible

  Astronomy is a discipline that goes back tens of thousands of year. We tell stories about the night sky, we study it, and we just enjoy looking at these stars. Some of us are also pretty excellent at photographing these stars, as well as planets, meteors, galaxies, and nebulae. To crown the best astronomy photographer of the year, the Royal Observatory is back with its Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019.  The competition is in its 11th year and once again received a huge amount of entries. There were more than 4,600 submissions from over 90 countries across the globe. The winners will be announced on September 12, with the job of judging the photos reserved for British comedian Jon …

Salvini has been ‘following’ Trump’s immigration policies, but he will not separate children

(CNN)Migration will be top of the agenda when Italy’s hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini meets US Vice President Mike Pence during a trip to Washington. Salvini shares Trump’s concerns about Iran, saying Italy has stopped working on an economic basis with the Middle Eastern country. “This is a country that believes that they can erase another country (Israel) from the face of the earth,” Salvini said. “This cannot be someone we can have a dialogue with,” adding that the Iran nuclear deal, from which the US is partially withdrawing from, should “be reconsidered.” Salvini told CNN he hopes to also speak to Pence about the “political situation in Libya, Iran, Venezuela” and potential partnerships between both countries. Single focus Since …

USA aim golf-clap at their celebration critics and show their steel

Carli Lloyd celebrated her goals on Sunday like she was on the golf course. And while her team are scary in attack the quality of their defence is still a mystery In a result that surprised no one, the controversy that ensued after the USWNT exuberantly celebrated all 13 goals they scored against Thailand, the Americans were a little more low-key in their celebrations against Chile. After Carli Lloyd scored her first goal, she did her usual fist pump, but then followed it up with a polite, dainty golf clap. Lloyd wasnt sure whose original idea it was, but Lindsey Horan told her they decided whoever scored would perform the clap. It was fun, Lloyd said. I think it made …

27 Awesome Things About Keanu Reeves That Will Make You Fall In Love With Him Even More

Sure, he’s a great actor who continues to be one of the best in the business, but he has starred in enough turkeys to have killed a lesser man’s career. He challenges his skills on stage at the theatre and also plays guitar for various bands, but so does Russell Crowe? So that’s not it. #2 #3 Onstage, Reeves performed as Prince Hamlet for the Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of Hamlet. He is a musician and played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. He wrote the text for a picture book, Ode to Happiness, illustrated by Alexandra Grant. He has also produced a documentary, Side by Side, and directed the martial arts film Man of Tai Chi. Reeves …

MP Chuka Umunna joins Lib Dems

Mr Umunna’s move to the the Liberal Democrats brings the party’s number of MPs to 12. Skip Twitter post by @ChukaUmunna I’m delighted to say I’ve joined the ⁦@LibDems!⁩ – here’s my joint interview with ⁦@vincecable⁩ in ⁦tmr’s ⁦@thetimes⁩ where I explain why https://t.co/DcqnCWikzg — Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) June 13, 2019 The former shadow business secretary, who had previously criticised the Lib Dems for “enabling Tory austerity” during the 2010 to 2015 coalition government, acknowledged that not everyone in the party would welcome his arrival. However, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme “things have changed”, as the Lib Dems had voted against every single Conservative Budget since 2015 and had stood on an anti-austerity manifesto in the 2017 general …

Which Mary-Kate And Ashley Movie Are You Based On Your Zodiac Sign? Betches

Once upon a time, before they started marrying old French guys and wearing outrageously expensive, ornate rugs, the Olsen twins owned Hollywood. From the late 90’s to the mid 00’s, you couldn’t blink without another Olsen twin movie being released. Considering my name is Mary Kate, this offered me a certain amount of (entirely unearned) clout at every slumber party I attended in my adolescence. The question I sought to answer today was not which Olsen movie is best, as doing so would result in a comment war that I, for one, am unprepared for. Instead we pursue the more important query: which one represents your zodiac sign? If you think about it, it was only a matter of time …

Palestinians urge ‘Arab masses’ to oppose US peace workshop

RAMALLAH, West Bank – A senior Palestinian decision-making body has condemned the decision by Arab countries to attend a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference, calling for the “Arab masses” to act against the gathering. The Fatah Revolutionary Council issued its statement Wednesday, a day after Jordan, Egypt and Morocco said they would attend the Bahrain conference later this month. Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries are also attending the workshop, which is to focus on the Palestinian economy. The Palestinians have rejected the conference, accusing the U.S. of being biased and ignoring Palestinian political aspirations.

Firms face pressure over zero-hours

Minimum wage rates rise, but bills go up too Zero-hour staff ‘do more night shifts’ Why are 1.8 million people getting a pay rise? Workers underpaid by record £15.6m Commitments to the programme have already been made by major Living Wage employers including Richer Sounds, SSE and Standard Life Aberdeen, who will receive Living Hours accreditation. Julian Richer, Founder and Managing Director of Richer Sounds, said: “If you treat the people who work for you well, you’re going to have happier, more motivated staff, and ones that stay with you for years. “Offering Living Hours is a great way to provide workers with security, but it’s also going to help businesses in the long-run.” Related Topics UK living wage Personal …

No DUI For Woman Arrested For Driving Toy Truck While Drunk

News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication. Officers say she was driving about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from her home in Walhalla when they stopped her. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.